Police have released an e-fit of a man they wish to speak to in connection with an attempted abduction of a 13-year-old girl in Leigh last weekend.

The 13-year-old girl was walking through Westleigh Park in Leigh around 9.00am when she was grabbed by a man who approached her from behind.The girl fought back and managed to get away from the man and run home to alert police.

Detective Inspector Paul Rollinson of GMP’s Wigan Borough, said: “This young girl showed incredible bravery in fighting off the man and running away to safety.We understand that the local community are concerned, but they can rest assured we’re doing all we can to identify the man responsible.If anybody recognises the man in the e-fit then I would urge them to please come forward.

“We have increased patrols in the area and anyone with any questions or concerns is encouraged to come and speak to our officers.” he added

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 7225, alternatively call 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111


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